by Ian Brodie· October 22, 2018· in · 0 comments
Rams I am delighted to be unit stills photographer for the motion picture Rams, filming in the Mount Barker region of Western Australia. It's my first visit to this part of the great southern and I am in love with both the landscape and friendly welcoming locals. This page will be updated with images as they are released by production. The film is slated for a release in 2019.   More Information Sam Neill and Michael Caton play estranged brothers and farmers forced to work together after a crisis hits their farms in comedy drama “RAMS.” The project is an English-language adaptation of the Icelandic movie of the same name that won best film in Un Certain Regard at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Jeremy Sims directs, reuniting him with Caton (“The Castle”) after the pair worked together on “Last Cab to Darwin.” The original picture was written and directed by Grimur Hakonarson. It was set and filmed in his native Iceland. Production started Monday on the Australia-set version, which is shooting in Western Australia’s Great Southern region. The film follows two brothers on adjoining sheep farms, played by Neill (“Jurassic Park”) and Caton. The siblings have not spoken for 40 […]
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by Ian Brodie· March 10, 2017· in · 0 comments
In February 2017 the first Birkebeinerspelet took place at Mesna Activities and Accommodation. The culmination of twelve months planning, it was very pleasing to see 2000 people attend this event held over three evenings.
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Birkebeinerne (The Last King)

by Ian Brodie· January 18, 2017· in · 0 comments
In February 2015 Ian Brodie was Unit Stills Photographer for the feature film Birkebeinerne (Norwegian title). This film was released world-wide titled The Last King. Ian had previously spent two weeks in the studio in Budapest, Hungary capturing the interior scenes. A large number of stills, including poster images were produced for Paradox Film.
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C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe follows the exploits of the Pevensie siblings -- Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter -- in World War II England, as the four enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants, but this world has become cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular, climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis' icy spell forever. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe marks the first live-action directorial effort from New Zealander Andrew Adamson (of the Oscar-winning Shrek and Shrek 2), and stars Tilda Swinton as the White Witch. C.S. Lewis's classic novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe makes an ambitious and long-awaited leap to the screen in this modern adaptation. It's a CGI-created world laden with all the special […]
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The Heavy Water War

by Ian Brodie· January 11, 2017· in · 0 comments
Synopsis The series is a six-part dramatization of one of the most thrilling stories from the Second World War – the German Nazi regime’s efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies’ desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. A turning point in the story is very well known as part of any Norwegians’ WWII history: that of the sabotage mission to blow up the heavy water factory in Vemork, Rjukan, deep in the Norwegian mountains in 1943. As well as being a very well scripted “Scandi drama” with all the tense drama, the breath-taking scenery and the action packed scenes, The Saboteurs is also an interesting account of the important role the UK played in Norwegian resistance during the war. The saboteurs organised in what was to be named Operation Gunnerside, led by the now 95-year-old Joachim Rønneberg, were trained by the Special Operations Executive in the UK and were dropped in the Norwegian wilderness by UK aircraft. The TV series depicts both training in the UK ahead of the mission, as well as on-the-ground action in Norway, combined with the difficulties of strategic planning at the headquarters of the SOE whilst having men on the ground far […]
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